Whitstable railway station
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|Local authority||City of Canterbury|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||London, Chatham and Dover Railway|
|Pre-grouping||South Eastern and Chatham Railway|
|1 January 1915||Opened as Whitstable Town and Tankerton|
|1 February 1936||Renamed Whitstable and Tankerton|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Whitstable from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Whitstable railway station is on the Ramsgate branch of the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the town of Whitstable, Kent. It is 59 miles 6 chains (95.1 km) down-line from London Victoria and is situated between Faversham and Chestfield & Swalecliffe.
The station and all trains that call are operated by Southeastern.
Whitstable has been served by five different stations on two different routes. The route between Faversham and Whitstable was opened by the Margate Railway on 1 August 1860, and was extended to Herne Bay on 13 July 1861. The first station on that line to serve Whitstable was in Oxford Street, and had latterly been known as Whitstable Town; it closed on 31 December 1914.
The following day, a new station was opened 705 yards (645 m) to the east; this was named Whitstable Town & Tankerton. This was renamed Whitstable & Tankerton on 1 February 1936, and Whitstable in 1979.
- 1 tph to London St Pancras via Chatham and Ebbsfleet International (High Speed)
- 1 tph to London St Pancras via Ramsgate, Deal, Dover Priory, and Ashford International (High Speed)
- 1 tph to London Victoria via Chatham and Bromley South (Main Line)
- 1 tph to Ramsgate via Margate (Main Line)
- Dendy Marshall, C.F.; Kidner, R.W. (1963) . History of the Southern Railway (2nd ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 330. ISBN 0-7110-0059-X.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 249. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Chatham Main Line - Ramsgate Branch
|Chestfield & Swalecliffe|
High Speed 1
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